Manchester United questioned for selling £75million player

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Watford striker Troy Deeney has questioned Manchester United’s decision to sell Romelu Lukaku to Inter Milan.

The club signed the Belgian from Everton in 2017 for a fee of £75million.

Despite Lukaku scoring 42 goals in 96 appearances for the club, he was sold to the Nerazurri in the summer of 2019.

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The Belgian has revived his career at the San Siro, scoring 41 goals in 57 games to help Inter reach last season’s Europa League final.

The 27-year-old impressed in Belgium’s Nations League victory over England this week, and Deeney has described the club’s decision to sell the Belgian as strange.

“He’s very good, and I always thought it was a strange one when United got rid of him,” Watford captain Deeney told talkSPORT.

“They kind of wanted a complete player because his goal record wasn’t that bad, to be honest.

“But I do understand why people were getting a little frustrated in terms of when he was at United.

“When he’s gone out to Italy you can see the tactical side of it and coaching side of it has really improved his game. He’s got a point to prove.

“He’s been a beast of a human being since he was 16; everyone was saying ‘look at the talent’.

“And the goals are there now. In games you can see how strong he is, his link up play is good and he got an assist technically for the goal against England.”